Bilbo is on his way: The Hobbit on track for 2012

The road doesn’t go ever on and on as long as you thought it would.

According to an exclusive at The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog, we’ll be seeing The Hobbit on the big screen in December of 2012 and 2013. Originally slated for December 2011, Warner Bros. along with director Guillermo Del Toro and producer Peter Jackson decided this was unrealistic, the project requiring a bit more work than initially thought, and things are on track for the following year.

A bit of confusion was caused earlier today, as IMAX announced a 20 picture deal with Warner, and released the date for the first Hobbit film as December 2013. However, Warner has set things straight, and the official release date is now the aforementioned December 2012.

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Posted on April 29, 2010 at 10:28 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by reversibel
    on 2010-04-29 at 19:52

    Really looking forward to this movie. The book is great.

  2. Written by arkonbey
    on 2010-04-30 at 14:23

    please, oh please let this not get screwed up. I LOVE del Toro, but wonder if he can capture the overall lightness of the book. I have no concerns that he'll get the goblin's mountain and Mirkwood absolutely perfect, but while the story has dark settings, it's narrative and pacing make it nearly a romp. I don't know if the story can take heaviness, otherwise, Bilbo's unscathed (mentally and physically) might not make sense.

    I'm not saying del Toro is heavy-handed, he has depths of subtlety. However, He's not good at light, unless it's as a prelude to heavy.

  3. Written by transient
    on 2010-05-04 at 15:01

    I'd say Hellboy was pretty light. Maybe on a scale of Teletubbies to Begotten it's more toward the latter than the former, but I think it's a fine example of what he could do with the Hobbit.

    If that's not 'light' enough, I'd argue that he's simply not proven he can do it, rather than say he's not good at it. As there aren't really any examples proving he can't.

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